Friday, June 21, 2013
Kevin Selfe at Memaloose
Dixie, the Memaloose Vineyard dog, is 10 years old! In celebration of this milestone, Memaloose Winery is throwing a party. Join them on Saturday, June 22, from 2-5 p.m. in the new tasting room at the mouth of the Klickitat River with amazing Columbia River Gorge views. Music will be provided by blues band Kevin Selfe and the Tornadoes. Memaloose Winery, 34 State Street, Lyle, Wash.; 360-635-2887.
‘12 Eyes’ at Solera June 20
Don’t miss “12 Eyes,” featuring guitarist Alonzo Garbanzo, Randy Bell on cajon and Ted Horwitz on keyboards at Solera Brewery on Thursday, June 20, for the group’s “10th Anniversary Tour.” Music is from 7-9 p.m. Expect covers from Leadbelly, Merle Haggard, Radiohead and more. Solera Brewery, 4945 Baseline Drive, Parkdale; 541-352-5500.
‘Wall St. Tankers’ at Saw Tooth
The Saw Tooth Roadhouse has live music on Saturday, June 22, at 7 p.m. with rock, blues and country from Jerome Miller's Wall Street Tankers & The Bad Investments. The band will be playing on the stage in the back yard and the event is family-friendly. Saw Tooth Roadhouse, 4780 Hwy. 35; 541-354-2511.
Arts Center screens indie films
Columbia Center for the Arts presents the monthly Mt. Hood Independent Film series on Wednesday, June 26, at 7:30 p.m. with two short films — “The Crime of the d’Autremont Brothers,” by Tom Olsen, and “Brightwood,” by Lautaro Gabriel Gonda.
The Crime of the d’Autremont Brothers
On Oct. 11, 1923, Ray, Roy and Hugh d'Autremont held up Train #13, of the Southern Pacific Railroad just outside of Ashland in Oregon. Four train men were murdered. The brothers were found four years later and sentenced to life in prison. “The Crime of the d'Autremont Brothers” is a one-hour documentary detailing this “last great American train robbery.” The story is told through their lawyer, who fought for their parole, and a documentary filmmaker who struggled to make a 1973 documentary on the subject. Both the 1973 filmmaker and Tom Olsen will be in attendance for this rare opportunity to see this film.
Sparrow, age 10, wakes one morning to find a nest of baby mice in her sock drawer. Attempting to care for them, she takes them with her on her mysterious daily routine. Bicycling through the forest, along the beach and quiet rural roads, collecting various found treasures. Along the way the mice face danger, including a hungry fox and a swirling creek. Deep in the forest, Sparrow has created a sanctuary in a run-down house, where she keeps her treasures and hides from the rest of the world. She brings the baby mice here, but is unable to care for them. Sparrow returns home and finds her parents in the kitchen, and the reason for her need to find a family is revealed. She faces a challenge greater than any child should.
These films are not rated; total run time is 1 hour and 30 minutes. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door. Columbia Arts is located at 215 Cascade Ave. in downtown Hood River.
Fiddlin Under the Stars bluegrass festival June 21-22
The 6th annual Fiddlin Under the Stars bluegrass festival returns to Goldendale this week with eight Pacific Northwest bands, food, art, crafts, wine and more. Camping is available, visit www.goldendalechamber.org for tickets and more information.
Music lineup June 21 2 p.m. Puddletown Ramblers; 3 p.m. Hardshell Harmony; 5 p.m. Convergence Zone; 6 p.m. Wayward Vessel; 7 p.m. Oly Mountain Boys; 8 p.m. Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising
June 22 9 a.m. Instrument workshops; 10 a.m. Dr. Ogden’s Band Scramble; 11 a.m. Open mic/Band Scramble; 12 p.m Misty Mamas; 1 p.m. Whistlin Rufus; 2 p.m. Oly Mountain Boys; 3 p.m. Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising; 4 p.m. Puddletown Ramblers; 5 p.m Misty Mamas; 6 p.m. Whistlin Rufus; 7 p.m. Wayward Vessel; 8 p.m. Oly Mountain Boys
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Lawnmower torches Arbor Vitae on Portland Drive
The riding lawn mower driven by Norma Cannon overheated and made contact with dry arbor vitae owned by Lee and Norma Curtis, sending more than a dozen of the tightly-packed trees up in flames. The mower, visible at far right, was totaled. No one was injured; neighbors first kept the fire at bay with garden hoses and Westside and Hood River Fire Departments responded and doused the fire before it reached any structures. Westside Fire chief Jim Trammell, in blue shirt, directs firefighters. The video was taken by Capt. Dave Smith of Hood River Fire Department. Enlarge